Those of you who know me will agree that this is not a typical response to change for me. I am usually the energizer bunny with more than enough ideas to keep my passions in motion, and if anything, I am usually going a thousand miles an hour with five plates all in the air at the same time.
But this week was different; I didn't feel like doing anything! I decided to listen to my body and process what was going on with me.
So the first intuitive answer I got was that I am not aligned with my projects and ventures at the moment. There is something more on the interior that is going on. In the energy management tools I offer all of my coaching clients, I call this the inner energy management or mindset work, which helps to clear what is in the way to the full expression and manifestation of our work in the world. So wanting to stay asleep is a big clue!!
Here is what I learned about my inner processes this week:
- Sometimes when there is an energy drain, there is a hidden psychological issue that has not bubbled up to the surface yet. When I asked my inner guidance what that could be, the obvious answer presented itself...my brother is going in for serious heart surgery on Wednesday. I am worried about him.
- There is a drive we all have that includes a list of "shoulds". The New Year is replete with resolutions, and I am definitely feeling the pressure of the collective American obsession with changing ourselves, and improving ourselves at this time of year! Maybe I don't have to be all that productive just now.
- Not feeling aligned with a particular project is fine. There are often a number of pieces to put into place in the creation of a new project or idea, and I am right in the middle of mine. I am at the end of editing my book, "Step Up and SHINE; power and presence in action", have already found a great graphic artist to make the book cover, and am really close to sending it out to be edited by a professional editor. So yea! Now the looming next steps are the unknowns about how to publish, create a launch, etc. I am not versed in the publishing world at all, and so this is probably where my biggest inner alignment has to find some balance...
The good news is that as I do the necessary inner work to find my breath and ease while finding my way in the project, I am sure I will be ready to pop my head back out of the covers and commence with my New Year's goals. Even writing it out to my dear newsletter/blog friends is a good start!
So if you are dragging your feet about your resolutions, whether they be to lose that extra five pounds you always wanted to do (remember I work at a gym, and it cracks me up how many new people I see there in the first week of January. Wonder if they will still be there on February 1?)
I wish you deep cleansing breaths and time to process whatever your big New Year's wishes are for yourself. I am here cheering you on all the way! And if you ARE at the gym, good for you! Keep it up with balance and discipline and I know you will be feeling better, slimmer and more svelt. Isn't that a great word, svelt? Let's all be svelt this year!